My fiance and I stayed at the Hotel Ruby for our anniversary and wanted to try somewhere new, and the rates are reasonable. We settled on Hotel Ruby, which used to be the Rodeway Inn. According to the pictures on their website, it has been remodeled to be a funky, modern boutique hotel. We reserved a King Suite
First impressions: the room had an odd smell, but was clean. While they painted accent walls red and updated the artwork and furniture, the overall look of the room was tired. The pictures of the rooms on their website are slightly misleading. The carpet was frayed and most likely not updated from when the hotel was the Rodeway Inn, and the ceiling and walls were in need of repair. Our room, being a suite, was bigger than the standard rooms. There are two couches and a king-sized bed, and the space was ample. There is a min-fridge and a microwave, but there was not a coffeemaker as listed in a brochure. The bed was really comfortable, though, and offered a good night's sleep.
Staff was perfunctory.
We did have a couple of drinks in the attached bar, the Sapphire Lounge. The bartender. Kelsey, was friendly and knowledgeable about the subtle differences of the different brands of liquors. She even let us have a smell and taste to explain to us the nuances. I would give her an A+ for service.
Overall, our stay was adequate for one night, but we probably won't return. For about the same price as our room, we could stay at a better quality hotel such as the Hotel Lusso or the Davenport Towers. We'd definitely return to the lounge, though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ruby is centrally located in the heart of downtown Spokane's Entertainment District. This hotel is across from the Knitting Factory Concert House, Bing Crosby Theatre, Fox Theater, and a few blocks from the Spokane Convention Center and the INB Performing Arts Center. It is a short walk to Riverfront Park with all its attractions, including the river walk, Gondola, River Park Square Mall and AMC Theaters, as well as many great restaurants. Area hospitals including Shriner's Children's Hospital, Deaconess and Sacred Heart are a 3 minute drive. This downtown Spokane hotel offers continental breakfast, free wireless internet, free parking, on-site laundry and pets are welcome with additional charges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodeway Inn Spokane
- Spokane Rodeway Inn